STINAPA

Small Leaf-Nosed Bat

Small Leaf-Nosed Bat Photo © University of Alaska Fairbanks

Small Leaf-Nosed Bat (Ametrida centurio)

This bat has only been reported and caught once on Bonaire, when it entered a house in 1958. It is also found in Venezuela and Trinidad. Some time ago the bat caught on Bonaire was thought to be a different species, A. minor, but further research revealed that the bats all belong to one species, A. centurio.

Characteristics of this bat: the length of the head and body is about 4 cm (2 inches), and the bat has no tail. It weighs about 8 g (0.3 ounces). And, being family of the leaf-nosed bats, it has a fine little leaf on the nose.

The diet of this bat is unknown, but it probably eats fruits.

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Bat Species Bonaire
Bat species on Bonaire

Bat Behaviour, Diet and Habitat
Bat Behaviour, Diet and Habitat

Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat Photo © Geoffrey Gomes
Davy’s Naked-Backed Bat

Curaçaoan Long-Nosed Bat
Curaçaoan Long-Nosed Bat

Pallas’ Mastiff Bat or Velvety Freetailed Bat
Pallas’ Mastiff Bat

Little Brown Bat Photo © ssolari
Little Brown Bat

Trinidadian Funnel-eared Bat Photo © Geoffrey Gomes
Trinidadian Funnel-Eared Bat

Millers Long-Tongued Bat
Millers Long-Tongued Bat

Peter’s Ghost-Faced Bat
Peter’s Ghost-Faced Bat

Greater Bulldog Bat
Greater Bulldog Bat